Planned Giving / Legacy Society

In the early 1900s a group of Council Bluffs residents came together to raise money to build the first hospital in our community. Among them was James “JD” Edmundson. Upon his death in 1933, he became the primary benefactor of the hospital. His endowment was contingent on two conditions: the hospital would be named after his late wife, Jennie Edmundson, and that on October 24th of each year, a bouquet of roses would be placed under her portrait at the hospital – a tradition that continues to this day.

Built on philanthropy with a history of service and a legacy of caring, Jennie Edmundson Hospital continues to provide the highest quality of healthcare to our community in a welcoming and compassionate environment.

Our ability to fulfill our mission is enhanced by the generosity of many donors. A gift to the Jennie Edmundson Foundation is a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy and to ensure the hospital will continue to offer hope and healing for generations to come.

Why Give?

As a not-for-profit charitable entity, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital seeks community support to cover the costs associated with expanding local health care services, meeting the healthcare needs of individuals who lack health insurance, and covering costs that are not reimbursed through insurance. In-kind gifts, financial donations, grants and volunteerism enable Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital to build and maintain the highest quality healthcare in a network that provides a continuum of care to our community at every age and stage of life.

The Jennie Edmundson Foundation raises money and accepts gifts for the sole benefit of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. Funding campaigns are typically in the form of an annual appeal, capital campaigns, planned giving, events, tributes, memorials and more.

Your giving will help Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital pave the way for life-saving equipment, programs, and education for our patients, family, friends and neighbors.

For your thoughtful gifts, past and future, thank you for your support!